It’s About To Get Festive In Here

I am not the girl who paints my nails with red and green polish. I do not pick out red/gold, silver/blue outfits to wear between Thanksgiving and the new year.

I am not festive. 

This bums a lot of people out (grandparents, regular-parents, etc.). I don’t like any Christmas music that was made after 1960, decorating the tree gets boring after about 4 minutes, and my least favorite color combo ever is red and green. It just gives me the icks.

But this all makes me sad. A part of me inside (to the left of the bitter, cold heart) wishes I were the type that got into all that stuff. I’d love to be the annoying niece at the family get-together who made red velvet cupcakes with mint frosting with everyone’s initials in non pariels… Sad, right? No one wants to be the Margot Tenenbaum of Tannen..baums..?

Anyway. I decided to try to will myself out of sartorial Scrooge-ness and jumped on a near-capacity bandwagon by picking up some bright red Saucy Red Rockstar Skinny Jeans from Old Navy. Slapped them on with some colorless plaid socks, and mary janes.

I think this is as festive as I can get.

The thought of adding something green is still a really, really unsettling thought… But at least I can wear cherry red without squirming in the cheesiness of it all! This red, grey, black combo is kind of holiday-ish, right? Look how red my pants are! This has to count for something. 

…Right?

Either way, snagging these jeans for $34.50 was one of the better purchases I’ve made. Ultra comfortable, stretchy, bright saucy red… I’ve been wanting a pair ever since – well, ever since I wrote about wanting a pair. And also since this Peer Pressure about bright denim. And also since 2.5 years ago when I also wrote about wanting a pair. Okay, so I’m lazy.

Do you get festive for the holiday season?

  • Proud of ya, Scroogie! Looks great!

  • “But I think that the most likely reason of all… may have been that his heart was two sizes too small. But, whatever the reason, his heart or his shoes, he stood there on Christmas Eve hating the Whos.”

    Just kidding hon! I’m the same way. I’m seriously loving the jeans!

  • Evie

    Love this! Now I should seriously purchase those amazing jeans too! Will they help entice me to become unscrooge like too? Or at least get me through the obligations of this holiday season. Heck I know I’ll look good around a bunch of folks who will be wearing ugly Christmas Sweaters!! Thanks for the inspiration!